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Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.03 Water Temperature:
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degrees - bottom




Mojica named to all-15-4A first team
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Senior forward Jeanice Mojica was the lone Mabank Lady Panther named to the 15-4A All-District first team by district coaches. Mojica.jpg (44526 bytes)
Although selected earlier, the all-district team was not released until the last loop team lost in the playoffs.
Only one 15-4A team, Mesquite Poteet, survived the bidistrict round, as district winner West Mesquite lost to regional semifinalist Waxahachie, third-place Red Oak fell to Cleburne and fourth-place Lancaster lost to Hewitt Midway.
After beating Waco 56-54 in bidistrict, Poteet advanced to the area round and defeated Jacksonville 39-36 in overtime. In the regional quarterfinals, Poteet fell to Midway, 59-36.
West Mesquite Lady Wrangler senior J’Tierra Brown was named the Most Valuable Player, while Poteet had the Offensive Player of the Year (junior Shanovia Gamblin) and the Defensive Player of the Year (junior Shambreka Jones).
Lancaster senior Quandacia Lane received the Sixth Man Award, while Red Oak freshman Diamond Lockhart was named the Newcomer of the Year.
Mojica, who often led the 0-12 Lady Panthers in scoring, joined two West Mesquite players, two Terrell players, and single players from Poteet, Lancaster and Forney on the eight-man first team.
No Mabank players were named to the eight-man second team, while three Lady Panthers received honorable mention – senior guard Ashley Hammack, junior guard Sara Springer and sophomore forward Ashton Norman.
Six Lady Panthers were named Academic All-District – Springer, both Chelsea Alldredge and Cheyenne Alldredge, Amanda Cook, Kourtney Holyfield and Olivia Pannell.

Ryan named All-State swimmer
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank High School junior Sean Ryan was named to the All-State Swim Team by the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association last week. Ryan.jpg (40458 bytes)
Ryan will join 23 other swimmers who are the fastest 4A swimmers around the state.
Ryan was selected for his time in the 100-meter backstroke, which won him District 15-4A Co-Swimmer of the (district) Meet honors in January. He also was a Region IV-4A meet finalist.
“It’s a long, long season,” Ryan said. “It’s really year-round, Monday through Friday, with only a few short breaks, and there are plenty of days where I hate going to practice, because it’s such a grind (but) this makes it all worthwhile.
“I already started lifting weights last week, and I’ll start back in the pool this week, so I can do even better next year,” Ryan added.
Ryan is an Eagle Scout and an honor student at MHS, where he was inducted into the National Honor Society in 2009.

’Jackets split 3 games with Lions
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–Kemp’s Yellowjackets split three baseball games with Kaufman last weekend, losing a Friday night contest, followed by a split double-header at Kaufman Saturday.
Now 3-3 on the year, the Yellowjackets were scheduled to host Maypearl Tuesday night before hosting their inaugural Kemp Invitational tournament this weekend, opening Thursday (today), weather permitting.
Monday, March 15, the ’Jackets are scheduled to host John Tyler for a 6 p.m. contest before opening District 14-3A baseball play at home against the Van Vandals at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 19.
The ’Jackets fell to Kaufman Friday night, 6-1, but rebounded to take game one of Saturday’s double-header, 7-6, before the Lions blasted the ’Jackets in the nightcap, 16-5.
Friday night’s contest was a pitcher’s duel for five innings, as the Lions held a slim 2-1 lead.
Aaron Haessley (1-2) started on the mound for the ’Jackets, and took the loss, but was solid through five innings.
Haessley’s lone mistake came with one out in the sixth inning as Kaufman belted a three-run homer to blow open the contest.
The ’Jackets were held to a single run on one hit, a single by Zach Allison in the first inning.
Saturday, the ’Jackets started strong behind Cody Benavitez (2-0), who went 6 1/3 innings, allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits, striking out four and walking three.
Kemp scored two runs in the first inning, and added single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings before adding two in the sixth to take a 7-2 lead into the seventh inning.
Allison came on in relief with one out in the seventh to record the save, his first of the year.
Haessley led the ’Jackets at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Brice King collected two RBIs as well on a single in the third inning.
Kyle Kimberling reached base four times in four appearances, getting walked each time, and scored twice.
In the second game of the double-header, the hosting Lions exploded for 10 runs in the first inning off Kimberling, who took the loss.
Josh House came on in short relief, pitching two shutout innings of no-hit ball.
Allison collected a double, his first of the year, while Haessley also doubled and drove in three runs.


Upcoming games


March 12
MHS g/b vs Athens*
EHS g/b vs Chapel Hill*
(end regular season)
(*District contest)

Semi-pro Football

March 13
Xtreme @ Longview


March 11
KHS @ Athens
EHS @ Athens

March 15
MHS @ Garland


March 12
MHS @ Terrell*
KHS @ Athens
EHS @ Athens Christian
(*District contest)


March 11-13
MHS @ I-20 tourn.
KHS hosts tournament
EHS @ Athens tourn.

March 15
KHS vs John Tyler

March 16
MHS @ Terrell*
EHS @ Tyler All Saints
(*District contest)

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